SUE JACKSON Therapist | Writer | Photographer | Activist

An avid blogger for the last fifteen years, I believe in the power of the word to change the world. I have participated in, and reported on, a range of protests during this period, including the successful East-West Link campaign and, more recently, our wonderful, home-grown Extinction Rebellion (XR). If you believe, like I do, that it is time for ordinary people to rise up in defence of the planet, I encourage you to explore this blog, share it with your networks, and – of course – take action.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Unstoppable!: People Power at TNT Rally

In a word, today was wonderful. More than 3,000 opponents of the East-West Link and supporters of public transport, from a wide range of community groups, met outside the State Library of Victoria on a freezing afternoon to voice their opposition. There was entertainment and great speakers, but the real star of the afternoon were the many Victorians who braved the elements to ensure that the Government hears loud and clear that we don't want the monstrous Tunnel. Here are just some of today's faces:

Outside the State Library of Victoria

Sue Bolton - a tireless worker

Karima Mohamed from the Flemington Housing Estate with Anthony Main, today's great MC

Federal Member, Adam Bandt, with (hopefully) Melbourne's soon-to-be MP, Ellen Sandell 

Placards, placards everywhere

'Where the wild things are'

Zoo animals addressing the media

Kat (front) after her rousing debut speech at the rally

What a fantastic event it was, worth the tremendous amount of work people put in door-knocking and leafletting - congratulations everyone! As Stephen Jolly concluded, today's rally could well represent a new phase in Australian politics.


Anonymous Robert Dow said...

Well done Melbourne. There needs to be a complete rethink of the present failing transport paradigm. More roads is not the answer.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Sue Jackson said...

I couldn't agree more, Robert. Thanks for the support!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Alix said...

Great stuff Sue! :-)

2:39 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home